|Foxwatch & Squirrel Support
Founded in 1993. Under Bernadette Hogarth's Wildlife Rescue
|Founded in 1993 - This Society is where it all began....|
|A BRIEF HISTORY AND THE SOCIETY'S AIMS & OBJECTIVES
This Society was born in December 1993, and the original idea was concieved in February 1991 (in a magazine run by my brother, called "Lyndale Press"), and then again in April 1993, from my extreme love for these wonderful animals, since I was a small child! The Society was founded in 1993 (at that time was known as just "Foxwatch") by myself David G. Hall (co-Author and co-Creator of this web site), and a handful of "Founder Members".Little did we realise at the beginning the impact that the Society would have, and how interested people would be, in our work.
It took the best part of a year, for everything to really get going - during the Summer and Autumn of 1994, all was looking good, with a good number of Members! We have had, during the last 11 - 12 years,several hundred Members join us, both active and non-active, in our quest to promote and help these beautiful and all too often misunderstood animals! We still have some of the original first members today!
In September, 1995 came "Squirrel Support", a sister-group of Foxwatch, and at the same time, the newsletter (magazine) was completely re-vamped and re-named "Bushy-Tales" - its content now both foxes and squirrels. The Society was later re-named "Foxwatch & Squirrel Support" - everything now being run, under one umbrella. The Society is actively involved in rescue, rehabbing and advice.
The magazine Bushy-Tales continues to be available, and is published for all the Members, bi-monthly (usually 6 issues a year). It is now on Volume 12. It is full of facts and figures about foxes, squirrels, chipmunks, hedgehogs and other Wildlife - plus articles, stories, poems, anecdotes, sketches and photographs contributed by members - and usually, we are never short of material for the magazine! ALL Members are actively encouraged to contribute!
Foxwatch & Squirrel Support has now gone International, and we've been online since 1999 - our first web site being: Nocturnals Web www.nocturnals-cartoons.com, dedicated also to The Nocturnals (1994 ongoing) animal cartoons, which are usually in each issue of the magazine. Now, a number of websites are following - including this one, thanks also to my best friend and Member in Virginia, USA - Jennifer Willis, co-Author and Creator of this site. THANK YOU, JEN!
|PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE OUR WORK! CLICK ON "SNOW WHITE" ABOVE - TO JOIN THE SOCIETY, AND BE PART OF ITS WONDERFUL WORK!|
|WE NEED YOUR HELP AND WE NEED YOU!
EVERY YEAR THE SOCIETY RESCUES FOXES, SQUIRRELS, CHIPMUNKS, HEDGEHOGS AND OTHER CRITTERS TOO. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CASH OR CHEQUE DONATION, TO HELP US TO CONTINUE OUR WORK. EVERY DONOR IS ENTITLED TO MEMBERSHIP! THANK YOU!!!!
|SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS!|